Innocence (Figure of Girl - Dahlov)

  • William Zorach, Innocence (Figure of Girl - Dahlov), 1928, cast and patinated plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, 1968.154.143

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William Zorach’s daughter Dahlov posed for many of his drawings and sculptures. He loved his children dearly and based much of his art on his relationships with them. Their “secret lives” and creative spirits particularly fascinated Zorach, so that when Dahlov began painting at an early age, he saved everything she ever made. When she was eighteen, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City produced a show of her work titled Exhibition of Creative Growth.

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“To hire a model and sit down to work has no meaning to me. My children, my wife, the animals I know, the people who enter my life . . . these are my material.” Artist’s statement, William Zorach, American Artists Group Monograph No. 15, 1945

Title
Innocence (Figure of Girl - Dahlov)
Artist
Date
1928
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Dimensions
49 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (124.8 x 21.6 x 26.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and patinated plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – quality – innocence
  • Portrait female – Zorach, Dahlov – nude
  • Portrait female – Zorach, Dahlov – child
Object Number
1968.154.143
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Innocence (Figure of Girl - Dahlov)
1928, cast and patinated plaster

WILLIAM ZORACH
Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889– Died: Bath, Maine 1966
 

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